[R] Brace highlighting in R for the PC?

Z. Todd Taylor Todd.Taylor at pnl.gov
Wed Sep 22 16:17:46 CEST 1999

Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Stephen R. Laniel wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > 
> > Might it be possible for future versions of PC-R to highlight the opening
> > brace in a pair, a la emacs?  Programs that do that are infinitely
> > friendlier than those that don't.

[ snip... ]

> Does anyone else see a need for this?  It is certainly possible, and if you
> really want it, please submit the code patches to implement it. But that
> other users do not seem to find the current scheme `infinitely unfriendly'
> suggests that this ought not to be high on the primary developers' list of
> priorities.

I'd argue against it.  Reimplimenting every functionality in
every application results in bloated, buggy, nonportable code
(I'll resist citing popular examples :-).  Editing is best done
with an editor, and I don't want R picking my editor for me.

Z. Todd Taylor
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Todd.Taylor at pnl.gov
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